Fujitsu General Limited with its headquarters in Kawasaki (Japan) was established more than 75 years ago and has become a world-wide leader as a manufacturer of air-conditioners and electronic devices and as a provider of IT related system products and services. Fujitsu General has over 30 subsidiaries around the world and achieved in 2011 a global turnover of 200,000 million yen.
The interest of the company headquartered ion Kawasaki (Japan) lies in providing KNX interfaces to its air-conditioners. The KNX standard ensures interoperability between smart building / smart home solutions across different application areas and between different vendors.
KNX Association President Stephan Bauer commented "The internationalization of the KNX system has been a prime goal set by the KNX Executive Board back in 2009: at that time, the influence of the KNX system was pretty much confined to Europe. The application for membership of more than 100 new members in 33 countries in the past two years clearly underpins the spreading of the KNX system into other parts of the world, i.e. Latin America, South Africa, Middle East but first and foremost Asia, where Fujitsu General is already the third Japanese company to join KNX, after Daikin and Panasonic".